Psycho-Babble Medication | about biological treatments | Framed
This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | List of forums | Search | FAQ

Have you tried Lithium, Valproic Acid, or Topomax?

Posted by 3 Beer Effect on June 22, 2002, at 1:47:03

In reply to Kat and 3 Beers - here are my symptoms, posted by rainbowlight on June 18, 2002, at 18:06:07

I'm not a doctor, but I if I had to take a guess from hearing about your symptoms, I'd guess that you'd probably end up in the hospital or worse (jail/psychiatric ward) from mania induced by stimulants.

It sounds more like you need a STRONG mood stabilizer to calm you down. Usually in ADHD children, when they become adults the physical hyperactivity tends to subside, and they tend to be left with attention deficit disorder of a more inattentive type. From the symptoms you describe you sound more like a manic-depressive/bipolar patient to me.

Have you tried any of the stronger mood stablilizers such as Lithium, Valproate, Topomax?
Since Zoloft seems to work for you, if you take one of these proven, strong, mood-stabilizers you might be able to tolerate a full therapeautic dose of Zoloft.

I don't know a whole lot about mood-stablilizers but what I read about Lithium the other day was quite fascinating. It tends to alleviate or cure depression OR mania, making the patient "normal". No other compound has the same effects/activity. Most cannot cure depression or mania, just one or the other.

Another interesting thing (& an example of the worst of US pharmacuetical greed) is that since Lithium is a natural & therefore unpatentable compound, the US drug companies saw no money in it & it took almost 25 years after its discovery for U.S. drug companies to put it on the U.S. market.

3 beers.........




Post a new follow-up

Your message only Include above post

Notify the administrators

They will then review this post with the posting guidelines in mind.

To contact them about something other than this post, please use this form instead.


Start a new thread

Google www
Search options and examples
[amazon] for

This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | FAQ
Psycho-Babble Medication | Framed

poster:3 Beer Effect thread:110187